Plans for a new outpatient services building at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington were unveiled on Thursday (September 8) at a public exhibition.
The proposed eight-storey building will replace the existing Salton House, Dumbell and Victoria and Albert buildings between Praed Street and South Wharf Road and bring together the majority of outpatient services and supporting diagnostics such as blood tests, which are currently provided from 40 different locations across the hospital site.
Hospital management say it will also help them provide better care, improve patient experience and replace aging buildings, some of which are more than 100 years old and expensive to maintain and run.
It is estimated the new building will serve half a million patients a year.
The public exhibition, which is taking place at St John’s Church in Hyde Park Crescent, is being run by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Chief Executive Dr Tracey Batten said: “ St Mary’s Hospital has grown and changed hugely since it was opened in 1845. The hospital must continue to evolve and our new building will allow us to take advantage of new technologies and practices to make care as safe and effective as possible, as well as ensuring the best possible experience for everyone visiting and using our facilities.
'Link and support wider regeneration of the Paddington area'
“We also want our new building, designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, to link with and support the wider regeneration of the Paddington area .”
The new outpatients building is intended to be the first phase of a full redevelopment of the hospital site, which will be subject to separate consultations and planning applications in the future.
The public consultation is continuing at St John’s Church on Friday (September 9) between 2 and 8pm and Saturday (September 10) 10am-4pm.
Details and a feedback form are also available on the Trust’s website .
The Trust is looking to submit a planning application to Westminster City Council in October, with the aim of opening the new building in late 2020.